Universität Wien FIND

300011 SE Collection Sciences and Research (2016W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Collection Sciences and Research is becoming popular in today's museal - scientific discourse. The agenda of this course will focus on various fields related to the overall theme.
The course will not only give a theoretical background on Compilation, Conservation and Storage of Scientific Specimens but will also focus on areas like the science-historical aspect of collections, modern collection management techniques (data management, data search and data storage, big data science - gene bank etc., ancientDNA and conservation biology issues), socio-cultural heritage, exhibition's management and archive management. As grounds for guided student research projects, the University's Zoological Collection harbours a comprehensive basis of objects for scientific analysis and examination.

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes

Die Vorbesprechung findet am 05.10.2016 um 10 Uhr c.t im Seminarraum d. Dep. f. Theoretische Biologie statt. UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14,1090 Wien

Collection Sciences and Research is becoming popular in today's museal - scientific discourse. The agenda of this course will focus on various fields related to the overall theme.

The course will not only give a theoretical background on Compilation, Conservation and Storage of Scientific Specimens but will also focus on areas like the science-historical aspect of collections, modern collection management techniques (data management, data search and data storage, big data science - gene bank etc., ancientDNA and conservation biology issues), socio-cultural heritage, exhibition's management and archive management. As grounds for guided student research projects, the University's Zoological Collection harbours a comprehensive basis of objects for scientific analysis and examination.


Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Collection management, Data Search and Data Management, Exhibition and Archive Management, Fundraising and Public Awareness, Conservation Biology, Taxonomy, Interdisciplinary Research

Assessment and permitted materials

Personal Attendance, Contribution to discussion and Final Presentation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

General lectures will be given to broadly visualize the importance of Collection Sciences and the related topics. Project work is not in a single time block, and student's work schedule during the semester can be flexible. We aim to foster the capability of our participants to develop a broader understanding of modern infrastructure based research and elaborate scientific projects.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

B-WZB, WZB

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